the president is dealing with new situations from home and abroad. we covered what the u.s. will do of course we get his first comments on his new dog sunny. >> which everyone wants to hear. >> that will be the highest. >> that and a lot more to come from the great interview. hannah anderson setting the record straight. the california teen wants the world to know exactly what kind of relationship she had with james dimaggio, the man who abducted her after allegedly killing her mother and brother but it is her first televised interview, is it asking for questions than giving answers. a 55-year-old man thrown from his boat and treads water for 22 hours with no life vest. how he managed to survive being stranded at sea. >> amazing story. up first the exclusive
interview. the cmander in chief has a lot on his plate these days. we started with his college affordability plan but he addressed major challenges abroad as well. we'll bring in a distinguished panel of cnn correspondents to break down what the president tell us. first let's start with our conversation with president barack obama. why are you doing this particular bus tour, what do you believe you can do to help lower the costs of college and give families who are struggling a chance to afford an education? >> couple things we're going to do. number one, we want to create a new system of ratings for colleges so that parents and students know what schools graduate kids on time, good value for the money, lead to good jobs. the second thing we want to do is work with colleges who are doing some interesting things to figure out how do you reduce
costs? can you help young people graduate a little faster, and the third thing we want to do is to build on something we've already done which is to try to help students manage their debt. we've got a program right now where you never have to pay more than 10% of your income. >> there's no question that the key to it is cost. the numbers, income 16%, college education costs going up by well over 200%. how do you make them stop, when they hold all the cards in. >> well, when you look at public colleges and universities, part of what's happened is, state legislatures have dropped their support and so the universities, rather than thinking about how do we save money and do more with less, they just pass on automatically those costs to students. and we've got to put some pressure on state legislatures, if you are serious about training a great workforce in your state then you've got to invest in state universities and colleges and not just invest in prisons, which is part of what
we did over a long period of time. now, one last element to it. once we develop the rating systems, part of what we're going to argue to congress is that we should tie in some way the way federal financial aid flows to schools that are doing really well on this and not so much schools that aren't. if a school has a higher default rate than is does a graduation rate, we should give them a chance to improve but ultimately we don't want kids saddled with debt. we want them to get a degree and a job. >> you say this matters the most, this is the new reality for our economy is what you know. >> exactly. >> you then tie it to the treasury rate. you make sure that students are going to borrow at a rate at a rate much higher than banks get because our government is effectively allowing banks to loan money to whomever they want and why not make it like the home mortgage and get the rates lower so the students don't pay
more than banks or homeowners >> because of the deal that was cut they're not borrowing at a higher rate than your mortgage. that had happened because congress hadn't acted. >> right. >> they hadn't done anything. the key to understand the student interest rate has to stay low. if you're borrowing $100,000 and you're a teacher making 35, whether the interest rate is 3.5% or 6% -- >> you're under water. >> you're going to be under water. we need to figure out how can you come out with less debt in the first place and keep those interest rates low, and that is achievable but to do that, everybody's going to have to work together. >> families certainly need to help. let me ask you about some of the emerging situations. most recently syria. you've seen the images. you know the situation very well. do you believe at this point you need investigate in order to say what seems obvious, which is
that the u.s. needs to do more? >> well, we are right now gathering information about this particular event, but i can say that unlike some of the evidence we were trying to get earlier that led to a u.n. investigator going into syria, what we've seen indicates clearly this is a big event, of grave concern, and we are already in communications with the entire international community. we're moving through the u.n. to try to prompt better action from them, and we've called on the syrian government to allow an investigation of the site because u.n. inspectors are on the ground now. we don't expect cooperation given their past history and what i do believe is that although the situation in syria is very difficult and the notion that the u.s. can somehow solve what is a sectarian complexed
problem inside of syria, stimds it is overstated. >> but delay can be deadly, right, mr. president? >> there is no doubt that when you start seeing chemical weapons used on a large scale and, again, we're still gathering information about this particular event but it is very troublesome. >> there's strong proof they used them already in the past. >> that starts getting to some core national interests that the united states has both in terms of us making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating, as well as needing to protect our allies, our bases in the region. this is something that is going to require america's attention, hopefully the entire international community's attention. >> senator john mccain came on "new day" very strong on this. he believes the u.s.'s credibility in the region has been hurt, that a situation like syria, that he believes, there's been delay, and it has led to a bolds by the regime there, that
in egypt that what many believe is a coup wasn't called a coup. >> i am sympathetic to senator mccain's passion for helping people work through what is an extraordinarily difficult and heart-breaking situation, but what i think the american people also expect me to do as president is to think through what we do from the perspective what is in our long-term national interest. sometimes what we've seen is folks will call for immediate action, jumping into stuff that does not turn out well, gets us mired in very difficult situations, can result in us being drawn in to very expensive, difficult, costly
interventions that actually breed more resentment in the region. we have to think through strategically what is in our long-term national interests even as we work cooperatively internationally to put pressure on those who would kill innocent civilians. >> the red line comment you made was about a year ago this week. we know there are things that should qualify for crossing that red line. >> chris, i've got to say this. when we take action -- let's just take the example of syria. there are rules of international law, and you know, if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country without a u.n. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented then there are questions whether international law supports it, do we have the coalition to make it work and you know, those are considerations that we have to take into account.
>> you don't believe there at's enough? >> keep in mind, chris, we've still got a war going on in afghanistan. we're still spending tens of billions of dollars in afghanistan. i will be ending that war by the end of 2014 but every time i go to walter reed and visit wounded troops and every time i sign a letter for a casualty of that war i'm reminded that there are costs, and we have to take those into account as we try to work within an international framework to do everything we can to see assad ousted, somebody who has lost credibility, and to try to restore a sense of a democratic process, and stability inside of egypt. >> doesn't have to be military of course. i take your point, mr. president. when you look at egypt it's an example of that. senator mcconnell is saying i think it's time to vote on the
aid and whether or not you give it. >> right. >> that's a nonmilitary measure thatcomake a difference. >> my sense is with egypt is that the aid itself may not reverse what the interim government does, but i think what most americans would say is that we have to be very careful about being seen as aiding and abetting actions that we think run contrary to our values. so what we're doing right now is doing a full evaluation of the u.s. and egyptian relationship. we care deeply about the egyptian people. there was a space right after mr. morsi was removed, we did heavy and diplomatic work to try to encourage the military to move to a path of reconciliation. they did not take that opportunity. it was worth it for us to try
that, despite folks who wanted more immediate black and white action or statements. ultimately what we wanted was a good outcome. >> is there a shorter time frame in terms of what the u.s. can use as a period of decision in egypt? >> yes. >> it's a more abbreviated time frame now? >> yes. >> all right, we're going to have more with the president ahead, he's going to talk about the budget battle, the republican party, the surveillance programs. first let's go through what the president just said because they're important issues and we have key reporters with us this morning, arwa damon is senior international correspondent joining us from beirut, jim acosta, senior white house correspondent traveling with the president from bingham to new york. thank you both for being with us. appreciate it. arwa, let's start with you. the most important thing suspect last thing we heard, the timetable, that it's shortened now. what do you think about the
statements made on syria and egypt, what will be the impact? >> well, i think at the very least there's this acknowledgment finally by president obama that time is of the essence. the key critical issue has been syria's inability to take concrete action for a number of reasons that, yes, are understandable but one could also argue if the u.s. was able to read the situation in the middle east and syria, we wouldn't be where we are. it is well-known al qaeda thrive rife in a vacuum and that is what was created inside syria. at sad regime played this game because it is at the end of the day a political deadly game. the assad regime played it very well. the u.s. has consistently failed to act in a way that is going to dial back the various impact that the syrian conflict is
going to be having on the region. america at this point cannot afford to continue to watch from the side lines. >> jim, i want to bring you back to the issue where the president, you're traveling with the president, he's taking this two-day bus tour to talk about trying to make college more affordable for americans. i think everyone would agree that is something families across the country want but in talking about this, he acknowledges that he needs congress to make some changes here. he also knows the president that his relationship with congress is not a good one, so why do you think the president thinks it's going to be different this time around on this issue? >>. >> kate, i'm not sure they think it is going to be different this time around. you heard republicans on capitol hill saying they don't like this plan coming from the president. marco rubio fired off an e-mail saying we don't need a college rating system coming from the federal government. getting back to what arwa was saying about syria and egypt, i
think what you heard in that interview with chris is very important, that there is this indication coming from the white house that perhaps the win zoe closing on the syrian government in terms of what the president might do and it sounds like he wants to line up three things, he wants clear evidence chemical weapons were used and a mandate and a coalition. if he gets those you get the impression the president is closer to making a decision. >> it is easy to point the finger at the u.s. the president made that point himself, everybody expects us to do the most because we are more capable than others but is there something to the notion that it can't be the u.s. going alone. it does have to be coalition based, otherwise you run into problems of imperial behavior. >> right. >> how does that play in congress in terms of negotiating what we do versus what the larger we, the u.s. versus the coalition? >> chris, i thought there was a very interesting moment in your interview when the president said there are folks who want to
jump in and maybe not worry about the consequences later. those aren't exactly his words but essentially that's what he said. thought bubble seemed to come out of his head, lindsey graham and john mccain, urging him to do more, he didn't criticize them personally but he made it clear this not a president with an interventionist attitude when it comes to the middle east and the president said we've got another war happening in afghanistan right now. chris, you brought up the fact he made this red line comment about a year ago and ever since then people have been asking and to arwa's point does this red line make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things, but you do get the sense from the president from looking at those images in syria that perhaps what's happened this week, and he's said this before t is a bit of a game changer for this white house and for this administration. we heard from a senior defense official yesterday, chris and kate, who said the president is
now, that the military is now revising their options for dealing with syria. so it does sound like the tone has changed, chris and kate. >> obviously we see the images from the ground in egypt and especially in syria, it pushes the need to make it stop. as the president pointed out the idea of jumping into military action there's a lot that goes on with that. arwa and jim, thank you very much for joining us. appreciate the input this morning. we're going to have more with the president, talk to him about that brave school clerk antoinette tuff, she's on all of our minds. she got to speak to the president about how she stopped this gunman, surely saving lives. you think it's impressive being the president? well remember, this man has teenaged daughters, something else we talked to him about and it's the human side of what's going on in the president's life, it's very interesting and of course he's going to talk about home grown issues, how o something like college affordability, on the budget process, what's going to happen when they come back and the nsa
scandal, the surveillance programs and his defense of it. >> and do people have confidence in their government because of the information coming to light because of the surveillance programs. we'll get to that but there is a lot of news developing at this hour. let's get straight to michaela for the latest. >> state of emergency declared in california after the rim fire more than triples in size. that massive spreading fire near yosemite has scorched more than 63,000 acre, shut down businesses and forced tourists to clear out. this is what the fire fight looks from the air, a c-130 dropping fire te tarred ant on the inferno. containment decreased from 5% wednesday to 1% thursday night. army private bradley manning wants to live as a woman and be called chelsea manning. officials say manning will receive mental health counseling at leavenworth but the army does
not provide hormone therapy for gender identity disorder. in spokane, washington, police are looking for two teenage suspects who they say beat a world war ii veteran to death. investigators say these are the suspects, people who knew 89-year-old delbert belton say he survived getting shot at serving in ok ok during the war only to be savagely beaten to death here at home. embattled san diego mayor bob filner could resign over accusations of sexual harassment. this afternoon the san diego city council will propose a proposal. kgtv says if they approve of the deal filner is out. on thursday scott sherman posted videos of filner moving boxes out of his ofce. nasdaq officials blaming a
faulty data link for a three-hour crash that halted trading thursday. america's second largest stock market out of commission. investors were able to buy and sell for the final 35 minutes of the session. the problem has since been fixed. you wonder maybe how does ben affleck look in a cape and cowel? he's been announced as the next batman. some do not think ben is the best choice. #betterbatmanthan benaffleck. steve bushemi, judy dench and the dlegman from "toy story." >> do you sense the sarcasm in his voice this morning?
thanks, michaela. let's get straight to indra petersons, keeping track of the latest forecast on this friday. >> not too bad. you like the thunderstorms yesterday? i loved it. the thunderstorms are moving out of the area, good news for everyone else that doesn't like the rain. the cold front is making its way through the mid-atlantic and the southeast today. it's all clearing out, going to be gorgeous for the weekend, not only the northeast but improving conditions into the southeast where they saw so much rain. they're still going to get the scattered showers another day or so but the pattern is changing. this is the key. dome of high pressure building in, which means to everyone else drying out. much improvement in the southeast and also in the northeast, going to be gorgeous. look at these temperatures below normal, even 70s as we go through the entire weekend, friday, saturday and sunday looks good. i'll take it. send it my way. here's what it looks like on the west coast, a lot of the moisture staying north of the fire zones themselves, east of the fire zone so not where we
want to see that relief around yosemite and the other way to look at it is the humidity numbers, yosemite seeing teens so 17% humidity. we have a tropical depression out there and eventually all that moisture similar to what we saw in the southeast this week we'll see in the southwest, all that tropical moisture moving into the four corners, heavy flooding concerns. we'll take a break here on "new day." when we come back, more with the commander in chief on why americans should trust government surveillance programs. he also talks about what it's like to raise two daughters and their new dog he's talking about, but he also had a special phone call with somebody who is now a big hero in our country. >> very special phone call you'll only see here on cnn. plus a school book keeper in georgia becomes a national hero overnight. antoinette tuff goats meet the 911 operator. you want to see this introduction.
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welcome back to "new day." abemotional reunion only on cnn, stemming from the georgia school shooting. look at those two meeting for the first time. antoinette tuff has become a national hero for her remarkable bravery talking the gunman into surrendering on that dramatic 911 call at a georgia school. thursday she got a chance to meet the dispatcher who stayed with her on the line through the entire ordeal. martin savidge is at the cnn is it are in atlanta with more. good morning, martin. >> good morning, kate. if you thought that maybe you had seen everything this story had to offer, felt all of the emotion, seen all of the hour, you should have been watching anderson cooper last night because it just became even more
amazing. if you saw it, it's worth a second look. if you missed it, you're in luck because here it is again. it was an amazing moment only on cnn. for the first time, antoinet tuff, the coolest, calmest hero you've ever heard meets the 911 operator who had been the other voice at the end of that emergency call. >> we made it! >> reporter: kendra mcry said like everyone else she was in awe of tuff. >> she is a true hero. she said "he's right here at the door," and i can see him through her words. >> ooh, he just went outside and started shooting. >> reporter: the first shot was in the floor, just a few feet away. >> took the shot to allow me and the other person that was in there to know that this was not a game and that he was not
playing and that he was for serious. >> reporter: she also knew the lives of 800 students hung in the balance. >> i started seeing all this movement and he actually went to that door with the gun drawn to start shooting. then i started talking to him and saying "come back in, stay in here with me. don't go anywhere, stay in here. >> reporter: so began one of the most frightening and fascinates conversations. >> he doesn't want the kids, he wants the police so back off. >> reporter: the scariest moment tuff says was watching the man methodically load the gun. >> he had bullets everywhere on top of magazines. i knew when he made that last call that he was going to go, because he had loaded up to go. >> reporter: yet instead of feel fear or anger, tuff says she felt compassion, recalling her only personal heartbreaks, even contemplating suicide. >> i had been in that
devastating moment when all of the things happened to me. so i knew that that could have been my story. >> reporter: just before her cnn interview, tuff got another surprise ironically over the phone, from the president of the united states. >> he just wanted to let me know that him and his wife and family was very proud of what i had did and everybody wanted to thank me. >> reporter: tuff gives all credit to her faith believing her role was part of a heavenly plan. >> i feel like i helped somebody in need, that god was able to use me and it was an honor to be able to be used. >> two very remarkable women who relied on faith, they relied on each other and became together the perfect counterweight to hate. chris and kate? >> perfect way of saying it, martin, thank you so much. what a dynamic duo in those two women. >> absolutely. martin's right, you can't get enough of it because it's a
situation we just see so rarely, somebody stepping up in that situation. >> it ends well because of people who are put in extraordinary situations. >> i tell you who was impressed about t we'll take a break here on "new day" but the president. when we come back, more on our interview with the president. he talks about antoinette tuff and takes on nsa surveillance, working with congress and fills us in about what it's like to raise the two daughters that he has as they're getting old per >> the poor thing. i don't have kids but i can say that. yahoo! versus google. yahoo!'s new ceo may be gaining the upper hand. ♪ but i still haven't found what i'm looking for ♪ of course i had no idea what it was. i felt like my feet were going to sleep. it progressed from there to burning like i was walking on hot coals... to like 1,000 bees that were just stinging my feet.
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♪ we built this city on rock and roll ♪ i haven't heard this one in a long time. tgif, august 23rd, i'm kking. >> i'm kate bolduan here with news anchor michaela pereira. >> good morning. coming up this half hour we have our "new day" exclusive, more with our one on one with president obama. we're going to hear about the family man aspect to president obama. he has to live his family life so he'll talk to us about that. also talking about how is this possible? internet giant google, has it been toppled? more in moments. first let's get to michaela for your top news. >> an update on the wildfires, a wildfire burning out of control in california near yosemite national park. the rim fire burned through
63,000 acres, only 2% containment reported now. governor jerry brown has declared a state of emergency in tualamie county. deputies went door to door warning people who live near pine mountain lake to get out. no verdict yet in the court-martial of nidal hasan. the military jury will resume deliberations this morning. hasan acted as his own attorney. he is said to expect to be found guilty. an update for you in the hannah anderson kidnapping saga, a memorial for her mother and younger brother found dead in james diimagine yo's burned home. hannah is taking criticism for sharing her story quickly in tv interviews and social media but the teen is defending her actions saying going on facebook
and instagram helped her to grieve. a grand jury indicting former new england patriot turned accused killer. prosecutors say hernandez orchestrated the shooting death of oden lloyd and two other men helped him carry out the crime. hernandez has pleaded not guilty to the charges. royal canadian mountain police have a message, do not speed on a motorcycle because you could hit a bear. rider was going about 85 miles an hour down the highway when a young bear crossed the road. the accident was captured on his helmet cam. the bear survived and ran off into the woods. the motorcycle rider lucky so escape with nonlite threatening injuries. he did get a concussion and several broken bones. so many more motorcycle riders are wearing the helmet cams getting crazy video. >> how fast was he going? >> 85 miles an hour. let's take a turn back to
our exclusive interview with president obama. earlier you heard the president's take on the carnage in syria and egypt and helping students pay for college. we'll reviset those and other news-making topics so stay tuned but during the one on one with the president in syracuse, new york, we discussed lighter issues, what it's like raising two girls, one is a teen, one coming into her teens, the new dog and most importantly the president's take on our school clerk in georgia and i say our, because we really just embraced antoinette tuff how she stood up to a gunman and literally helped avert a disaster. take a listen. so we have this horrible situation that was luckily avoided down in georgia. we saw something that we see too much of and then we saw something we almost never see. we saw someone who was mentally ill that somehow wasn't being properly monitored and they find a weapon and almost created a tragedy. then we saw antoinette tuff. what do you think about her?
>> she was remarkable. i talked to her today. >> i learned from the best, the best president in the world. >> because when i heard the 911 call and read the sequence of events, i thought here is somebody who is not just courage and not just cool under pressure, but also had enough heart that somehow she could convince somebody that was really troubled that she cared about and you know, i told her, i said that not only did she make michelle and me proud but she probably saved a lot of lives, including the life of the potential perpetrator. >> absolutely. she was calm in the face of the gunman. did she keep her calm when she got a call from the president of the united states? >> she was pretty cool, too. she was happy about it. >> thank you, too, i really appreciate it and i hope i get a chance to meet you also. >> i think we might have to have her for a visit to the white house. >> that would be a great way to
reward the behavior we hope no person ever has to find themselves in. >> one of the things that you see and one of the reasons i love these bus tours, you meet folks like this all across the country every single day they're doing incredible stuff. usually it's not as spectacular and the stakes aren't as high as this one, but everywhere you go, you see people who are working hard, doing their jobs, looking after their families but also giving back to the community and sometimes i think in washington you lose sight of what exactly makes this country so great. it's not all the stuff that gets a lot of attention. it's that day to day courage, kindness, empathy that really makes a difference. >> on "new day" we call it the good stuff, and do a story about it every day to reinforce the idea that people are out there going above and beyond. >> i appreciate it. >> it's my favorite part of the show. what is more daunting to you, the prospects of protecting the free world or dealing with a
teenag teenager, what gives you pause for concern? >> i got to tell you, and michelle gets all the credit, malia and sasha are just doing great. they are poised. they're smart. they're funny, but most importantly, they're kind. they're respectful to everybody. i just couldn't be prouder of them. what i'm discovering is that each year i get more excited about spending time with them. they get a little less excited but they love me so they want to pretend like they want to spend time with me so they'll come into my office and pat me, you know, and say "hey, daddy, i love you," and they'll give me a ten-minute conversation and say okay, daddy, i got to go. i'll be gone all weekend and see you sunday night. >> is that what the new dog is about? >> i think there san element for michelle and me, we see what's coming and we need to make sure that we got somebody who greets
us at the door when we get home, but part of it is also bo. bo was getting lonely because the two other puppies have grown up and they still have some responsibilities for him but they're not always around during school, sports practice, thaall that stuff so bo was starting to look a little down in the dumps inside the house and sunny, the new dog, she's only a year old and the truth is, she's faster than he is. she jumps higher. she's friskier and -- >> every man has to learn that, though. >> she is trying to keep up and ultimately i think it will be great for him over the long-term. right now, michelle is in full parenting mode and really focused on getting sunny to sit and you know, catch and also there have been a couple accidents. >> oh, no. >> yes, but -- >> is that like a federal
violation? >> well, it is -- >> because that's a national museum. >> we live in rental housing. we didn't have to make down a deposit but we are making sure it gets cleaned up for the next occupant. >> i love he said that with a straight face. >> "is that a federal violation?" >> it's also interesting when we cover the president and they have families and you watch them grow up and you remember the two little girls and now how big they are and obviously the president's living through that as well. in addition to having to take on all these responsibilities so it's always good to get both sides of what's going on in his life as president and a proud papa. when we come back, much more with the president, what he has to say about the nsa spying program. later in the show we're going to talk about whether american's privacy is protected, he'll weigh in why there is gridlock in washington. can he ever hope to break through? coming up next on "new day," she left google to become yahoo!'s new ceo and now leaving
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yahoo! can use four square's data to serve up search results based on where you are or been in the past. she ordered workers to come to the office, no more telecommuting, took only two weeks maternity leave, a lot of ink spilled discussing her management style and her style style, but you keep score in business with the stock price and the stock price is up 80% from a year ago. >> and business, actions speak louder than words, posting the numbers. >> deep going. >> thanks, christine. surprise to me. we'll take a quick break on "new day." when we come back, we covered a lot of ground during our exclusive one on one interview with president obama, talked about making college affordable, the cry seize crises in syria and egypt. and our "new day" must see moment today. ♪
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big wedding too much for kelly clarkson so she and her fiance have decided to elope instead. >> it's cheaper. so serious the president was called to brief him on one of the most embarrassing and dangerous episodes on wall street. the nasdaq went down for three hours because of a technical glitch freezing trading in 3,000 stocks including apple and google. this affected nearly $6 trillion in equities. icahn tweets again, he was having dinner with apple's ceo in september to talk about the size of a stock buy-back. the news added $4 billion to apple's value by day's end once it started trading again. if you're a jack daniel's fan, the tennessee whiskey maker expanding its distilling operations. it said soaring global demand for jack is the reason. >> woohoo! >> let's get to indra petersons
with the where. >> we are talking about flooding concerns by the end of the weekend into the desert southwest, 2 to 4 inches possible with heavy thunderstorms that will be building into the area. thunderstorms cruising down through the mid-atlantic and southeast. look for another day of showers in those regions but behind it, not only is it going to be dry and beautiful in the northeast but finally into the southeast it will be gorgeous. another day of showers, but eventually it's going to be drying out and what a change, june, july, august, they need this. >> all right, indra thank you very much. it's time for the top news. one of their responsibility is passing the budget which they have not done yet. >> president obama tells congress to do their job. he also makes the case for nsa
surveillance programs and what can be done to assure americans' privacy. unanswered questions, hannah anderson speaks out, telling her side of the story, but there are still questions this morning. her family speaking out defending her. the will to live. fisherman tossed from his boat, forced to read it water for 24 hours. his amazing survival story this morning. and finally, how he made it to land. >> your "new day" starts right now. >> announcer: what you need to know. >> when you have tuition going up 260% in the last decade and family incomes going up 16% e that's unsustainable. >> what you have to see. this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning, welcome back to "new day." it's friday, tgif, august 23rd,
7:00 in the east. i'm chris cuomo >> i'm kate bolduan here with news anchor michaela pereira. >> good morning. >> coming up this hour an exclusive interview with president obama, what he says about gop threats to shut down the government. what is his own role in the gridlock problem? we'll ask him that. plus the world may hang on the president's every word but what happens when he gets home? some touching insight from the president about raising his two girls. a powerful reunion only on cnn, the brave school clerk who was face to face with a gunman and talked him in to surrendering, reunited with the 911 dispatcher who stayed on the line during the entire ordeal. we have the moment they met and an unexpected surprise for that hero. could san diego's mayor be out of office today? the city council is set to consider a deal and if they approve it, he is out. will san diego be stuck footing the bill for his sexual harassment lawsuit? let's begin with our
exclusive interview with president obama. there's a reason why the approval rating for congress is through the floor is because there's a lot of talking, not a lot of acting. president obama says the answer is simple and got choice words for his republican colleagues. here's a look at more of our exclusive interview with the president. when they get back in session, do you believe you know the way to get things done for the american people so that we don't have another shutdown of the government or effectively punishes everybody else except the lawmakers? >> there is a very simple way of doing this which is the senate passed a budget and the house passed a budget, and maybe you're not old enough to remember schoolhouse rock. >> oh i remember it. >> remember how the bill gets passed? the house and the senate try to work out their differences, they pass something, they send to me, and potentially i sign it. we like to make things complicated but this is not that
complicated. congress doesn't have a whole lot of core responsibilities. one core responsibility is passing a budget, which they have not done yet. the other core responsibility that they've got is to pay the bills that they've already accrued, and if congress simply does those two things when they get back, then the economy can continue to recover and folks out there who are working hard, trying to find a job, will have some sense of stability and we can start think being things like college education and some of the big structural changes that we have to continue to make in-to-ensure that we're competitive. >> how much of the lack of action in washington do you put on yourself in terms of blame? >> ultimately the buck stops with me, and so any time we are not moving forward on things that should be simple, i get frustrated, and i've said before and i continue to say i'm willing to do whatever it takes
to get congress and republicans in congress in particular to think less about politics and party and think more about what's good for the country, and then finally, now thwhat we've t is republicans ta you canning about the idea that they would shut down the government, bad for the economy, bad for not just people who work for the government but the contractors and defense folks and everybody who is impacted by the services that they receive from the federal government, we should shut that down because republicans after having taken 40 votes to try to get rid of obama care see this as their last gasp. nobody thinks that's good for the middle class and i've made this argument to my republican friends privately and by the way, sometimes they say to me privately, i agree with you, but i'm worried about a primary from, you know, somebody in the tea party back in my district or, i'm worried about what rush
limbaugh is going to say about me on root. it's difficult. i can't force these folks to do what's right for the american people but i can stay focused on what i know will be good for the american people. >> there's been a lot of discussion what the nsa does in the surveillance programs. you have said it is not the business of the u.s. government to spy on its own people.
the more it seems to come out the more questions seem to be raised. are you confident you know everything that's going on within that agency and you can say to the american people it's all done the right way? >> yes. but what i've also said is that it will only work if the american people trust what's going on and what's been clear since the disclosures that were made by mr. snowden is that people don't have enough information and aren't confident
enough that, between all the safeguards and checks that we put in place within the executive branch and the federal court oversight that takes place on the program, and congressional oversight, people are still concerned as to whether their e-mails are being read or their phone calls being listened to. >> especially hearing they are then mistakes are
made, shakes your confidence. >> what was learned was that nsa had inadvertently accidentally pulled the e-mails of some americans, in violation of their own rules, because of technical problems that they didn't realize. they presented those problems to the court. the court said this isn't going to cut it. you're going to have to improve the safeguards given these technical problems. that's exactly what happened. all these safeguards, checks, audits, oversight, worked. now, i think there are legitimate concerns that people have that the technology is moving so quick that at some
point, does the technology outpace the laws that are in place and the protections that are in place and do some of the systems end up being like a loaded gun that somebody at some future point could abuse? there are no allegations and i am very confident knowing the nsa and how they operate that purposely somebody's out there trying to abuse this program
or listen in on people's e-mail or -- >> you're confident in that? >> i am confident in that, but what i recognize is that we're going to have to continue to improve the safeguards and as technology moves forward, that means that we may be able to build technologies to give people more assurance and we do have to do a better job of giving people confidence in how these programs work. i've said i am open to working with congress to figure out can we get more transparentally in terms of how the oversight court works, do we need a public advocate who people have
confidence in, but we've also got to do it in a way that recognizes we have hostile folks out there that will potentially try to do us harm. >>
hostile folks out there and in washington, d.c. for more on how the president's comments will play in washington we bring in john king. good morning. >> good morning. >> we took two beats on the nsa with the president, asking whether or not he feels he knows everything going on, whether he is confident in what he says about the way the nsa conducts business. any concern that the president exposed himself now and if more revelations come out, hurts him? >> you could see that in the caution in his answer and him saying now we're trying to work with congress on the transparency issue. they're working on that because they've been embarrassed by the public disclosures. at the beginning when this came out the the president said no one is listening to your phone calls. he got over the skis because we found some examples maybe not
listening to phone calls but the violations were more than what the president indicated earlier. you can see the caution in his voice and body language there. now he has to work with the congress on that. that's what he striking. look at his eyes, face, his tone when talking about the nsa opposed to who has the upper ground when it comes to the question of a government shutdown. >> also in terms of the hits he's taken in washington as well, john, the president said when it comes to congress and budget battles and threat of a government shutdown the buck does stop with him and he hopes they can reach some agreement to avoid a government shutdown but it makes you wonder, he knows the relationship that he's had with congress since the beginning of his first term. is there a lot of motivation politically speaking because it is all politics, to compromise in terms of his fellow democrats, because the democrats would be the ones that would be in the position to benefit if there was a government shutdown. >> the president knows that. look at how relaxed he was
talking about that. he's not relaxed there would be a government shutdown. he's relaxed he has the political high ground. republicans are saying you're raising the prospect of it a lot more than we are. the president knows speaker boehner and mitch mcconnell don't want to shut down the government from a policy perspective and they believe republicans would take the bigger political hit if that happened. the president says 40 votes to repeal obama care, now you want to do it again? he's almost smiling because he believes he has the high ground on that one, part what have this bus tour is about and the president wants to frame this to the american people when congress comes back, we get into the debt ceiling, another run at obama care. shutting down the government is probably not going to happen but the president wants to put that out as part of his leverage in the negotiations to come. >> with what you heard on syria and the situation in egypt, a lot of people believe that the emotion on the ground, the human
cost, would force more of an enthusiastic reaction now from the united states. all right, we're ready to be all in. the president very deliberative and we played out those sections long to show where his process is. what's your read into that, why it's not just about jumping in what the latest is? >> capital h hesitant and capital c cautious when it comes to egypt and syria. we've talked about this before, there are no good options and the president's quite clear in saying that. what does he do when you press him on the chemical weapons, we're supposed to be the beacon of freedom and morality, but we need the u.n. to prove this happened. we need to be extra cautious in getting the evidence and react within international law. the president brought up afghanistan. american people are war weary after 12 years in afghanistan. the hesitancy and the caution as he tries to say we need to do something, as he acknowledges the relationship with egypt, the president was candid saying it won't be the same. we have to turn some sort of page but he's not sure what the
next chapter or day looks like. so very cautious and you can see the hesitancy, the pause in his eyes. >> the president said he knows the relationship with egypt is not going to go back to business as usual, is he as you said not clear what the next step for the u.s. is in involvement in both situations. he talks about at the same time the time frame narrowing and when something needs to be decided. how do those two things go hand in hand? is he just troying to be koi an not going to tell us what he's going to do? >> it's part of the frustrations being the commander in chief. you're seeing the horrific pictures of the alleged chemical weapons atack in syria, you're seeing every day the pictures out of egypt that numb you and stun you and shock you and sometimes outrage you. so presidents and other world leaders are asked to react on a minute by minute basis which isn't fair to them but it's the nature of the world. you say who is going to do what?
why haven't you done anything, mr. president? they have gotten on the phone dozens of times with the egyptian military saying back off, find a way to dial it back and it hasn't worked. so it doesn't mean they're not trying. it's frustrating and the president, nobody can tell you what will egypt look like next week, never mind next year. the commander in chief is in there for two and a half more years but one to follow him and another to follow that. what does this mean for the united states the next year and beyond. when it comes to the middle east any president would be extraordinarily frustrated. >> it makes you wonder what is the tipping point for action, no matter what it is in both situations egypt and syria. we don't know right yet at least. thanks, john, great to see you. coming up we'll have more with the president, specifically his phone call to america's newest hero, the woman who redefines what tough means. >> no kidding. there is a lot of news developing at this hour, straight to michaela for the latest. a state of emergency in california after the rim fire
more than triples in size near yosemite national park that, massive fire scorched more than 63,000 acres and is forcing visitors to clear out. this is what the fire fight looks from the air, it's a c-130 dropping fire retardant on the inferno. containment has gone down from 5% wednesday to just 1% thursday night. staff sergeant robert bales who pleaded guilty to killing 16 afghans, including women and children, now apologizing. he condemned his 2012 rampage as "an act of cowardice" he pled guilty avoiding the death penalty. two suspects allegedly plotted to kidnap and kill at least one las vegas police officer are now under arrest. according to police suspects david alan brucci and devin campbell newman planned to hold the officer in some makeshift
jail, try the officer for treason and civil rights violations and execute them. police say they are members of a sovereign citizens movement and do not follow u.s. law. army private bradley manning announcing plans to live in prison as a woman named chelsea and he'll also receive counseling at the all male military prison at ft. leavenworth, kansas, and plans to seek hormone therapy. official also not offer hormone therapy or sex reassignment surgery to manning, sentenced to 35 years for turning over thousands of classified documents to wikileaks. let me ask you, do you love a good belly rub? i thought would you. so does this lizard. who knew reptiles so be so ta darned cute. every time you come with your fingers, she waves her little arms while you scratch her tummy. adorable. >> cutest lizard i've ever seen.
>> do you see a lot of lizards? >> not cute ones. >> that one is adorable. let's get straight over to indra petersons with a look at the forecast. >> i'm with michaela that was really cute and beautiful. beautiful weather as we go through the weekend, i love this thanks to the cold front that brought the thunderstorms through the northeast yesterday. the cold front still in place, continuing to make its progress to the south so the mid-atlantic and slowly to the southeast, still needing another day of showers but behind it we're talking gorgeous weather. keep in mind even though we're seeing improvement in the southeast we're still going to be talking about those typical afternoon thunderstorms in the area but all of this eventually changes as we go in through next week, dome of high pressure finally we've been waiting for this will be building and drying out not just the northeast but the southeast. so much better through next week. look at the temperatures trying to travel this weekend, atlantic city 80s, 70s in maine.
portland, about 79 today, saturday 76. out to the west fire concerns out there, a lot of the moisture staying to the north of yosemite, but dry conditions still in place. the good news no red flag warnings but just teens. not good on the fire lines. the good news we're not talking about strong winds so it's a huge plus. >> take what you can get. thanks so much. coming up next on "new day" the school book keeper who talked down a gunman and averted a tragedy meets the 911 operator who talked her through the terrifying ordeal. reunion you're only going to see on cnn. plus all signs seem to point to san diego mayor bob filner leaving office but big question, will the people of san diego pay a price for his resignation? we'll give you details just ahead. [ female announcer ] a classic macaroni & cheese from stouffer's
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welcome back to "new day." an emotional, surprise union for two women who went through a terrifying experience together. antoinette tuff is being hailed as a national hero this morning after that remarkable 911 call where she convinced a gunman to surrender. last night she met the 911 dispatcher who talked her through the entire thing. martin savidge is live at the cnn center in atlanta with who are 37 with more. >> the more i hear from antoinette tuff the more i love what she says. she'll be the first to tell you she didn't act alone and last night we met another powerful voice that was on that call and it was quite a moment. it was an amazing moment only on cnn. for the first time, antoinette tuff, the coolest, calmest hero you've ever heard meets the 911 operator who had been the other voice at the end of that emergency call. >> we made it!
>> reporter: kendra mccrae said like everyone else she was in awe of tuff. >> she is a true hero. >> reporter: the two women recalling for anderson cooper the horror of that day. >> she said "he's right here at the door," and i can see him through her words. >> reporter: but their fear was never evident in the 911 call that has riveted america. >> ooh, he just went outside and started shooting. >> reporter: tuff revealed the man's first shot was into the floor, just a few feet away. >> he actually took the shot to allow me and the other person that was in there to know that this was not a game and that he was not playing and that he was for serious. >> reporter: she also knew the lives of 800 students hung in the balance. >> i started seeing all this movement and he actually went to that door with the gun drawn to start shooting. then i started talking to him and saying "come back in, stay in here with me. don't go anywhere, stay in here. >> reporter: so began one of the
most frightening and fascinating negotiations going forward. >> he says to tell them to back off. he doesn't want them kids. he wants the police, so back off. >> reporter: the scariest moment tuff says was watching the man methodically load the gun. >> he had bullets everywhere on top of magazines. i knew when he made that last call that he was going to go, because he had loaded up to go. >> reporter: yet instead of feeling fear or anger, tuff says she felt compassion, recalling her only personal heartbreaks, even contemplating suicide. >> i had been in that devastating moment when all of the things happened to me. so i knew that that could have been my story. >> reporter: just before her cnn interview, tuff got another surprise ironically over the phone, from the president of the
united states. >> he just wanted to let me know that him and his wife and family was very proud of what i had did and everybody wanted to thank me. >> reporter: tuff gives all credit to her faith believing her role was part of a heavenly plan. >> i feel like i helped somebody in need, that god was able to use me and it was an honor to be able to be used. >> she clearly is a woman of faith. she said while going through the ordeal she was remembering a sermon she heard, god is your anchor in times of hardship. that sermon she had heard just the sunday before at church. tell me things don't happen for a reason. kate? >> and every time she says it's going to be okay, i agree with anderson who is saying i can have her around to hear her say that to me all the time. thank you so much. today may be san diego mayor bob filner's last day in office. he will reportedly step down this afternoon as part of an agreement to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. cnn's kyung lah has been on the
story. thanks for joining us in new york. we've been following accusation and new accuser after new accuser. is this the beginning of the end for the mayor? >> maybe. that's the expectation is that we know, kate, there is a deal in place. we know that as part of that deal, according to a source that is familiar with the negotiations that filner is expected to resign. we got a big flew. take a look at some cell phone video of him. he's right next to his suv, and right there, that video in the back seat were boxes. he reportedly said farewell to his staff so the expectation is he's gone. >> he may be gone, which will be music to the ears of many voters in san diego, but what about those reports we're hearing the taxpayers may still foot the bill. >> medicine never tastes good. this may be it, reportedly as part of the deal taxpayers will have to cover his legal fees.
that's san diego when you say farewell they cover your fees. >> bitter pill to swallow, taxpayer doesn't know where he's been all the time they wanted a mayor to run the see. kyung, thanks so much. great to see you.. >> some story to see how that ends up. >> we'll see today. >> i hope so. coming up on "new day" our exclusive interview with president obama. he'll give us his thoughts on antoinette tuff. what makes it interesting is what stood out to the president, her feelings for the gunman. it's very interesting. he's also going to tell us about life in the white house with his girls and that new dog. >> oh, yeah, the new doggie. also ahead a florida fisherman had to fight to stay alive after falling off his boat, being thrown off of his boat at sea. he somehow managed to tread water for some 18 hours everyone. we'll have the story coming up. ) they remind me so much of my grandkids. wish i saw mine more often,
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♪ party rockers in the house tonight ♪ welcome back to "new day," everyone. it's friday, august 23rd. i'm kate bolduan. >> and i'm chris cuomo here with news anchor michaela pereira. >> good morning, everyone. >> coming up in the show, president obama getting personal, the commander in chief talks about what makes antoinette tuff special to him as well. he talks about her feelings for the gunman. he also gives us on a personal side a peek in the life of the white house. his girls getting older and what their new puppy is doing to the white house decor. >> uh-oh. plus ahead hannah anderson setting the record straight, the california teen telling the world about the man what
abducted her after murdering her mother and brother. there are still unanswered questions. >> a lot of news as well. let's get to michaela. residents near yosemite park worlded to evacuate because of a wildfire burning out of control. the rim fire charred 63,000 acres. 2,500 homes are threatened. the blaze at 1% containment. california governor jerry brown declaring a state of emergency in the region. a disturbing story out of spokane, washington, a world war ii vet 89 years old beat on it death allegedly by two teenagers. this morning police are conducting an all-out search for those suspects. >> he was a war vet and he fought for this country. he was shot when he was 18 dwreerlds years ago on the beaches of okinawa. >> he survived an attack in world war ii only to be savagely beat on it death in home. outrage as friends and family remember shorty, 89-year-old
delbert belton. >> he's like my dad is what he was to me. was a hell of a nice guy. he'll do anything in the world for everybody. >> reporter: belton was attacked in his car wednesday night waiting for a friend outside this pool hall where he often played. his friends found him badly beaten and saw two teenagers running away. belton suffered severe injuries. he died thursday morning. >> it appears random. he was in a parking lot, appears he was assaulted in the parking lot and there was no indication of any, that he would have known these people prior to the assault. >> reporter: investigators revealed two teenage suspected between 16 and 19 years old. >> they need to be caught, period, because that's senseless, man, beating an old man? what kind of person does that, excu the e press, a wimp. >> reporter: friends of shorty put up a memorial outside the pool hall, as they hold out hope that the kind, old man who gave
so much for his country will get justice in the end. a 5-year-old kindergarten student in memphis could be facing a long suspension, that child took a gun to school and it went off in his backpack. school officials say the weapon discharged while students were waiting for the opening bell in the calf tier in a. thankfully no injuries reported. the incident is now under investigation and officials say they will follow the state's zero tolerance policy on weapons in school. police investigating the crash of a charter bus on a freeway in southern california, 50 people injured, most of those injuries not considered serious. that bus was headed to a casino when it went off interstate 210 and ended up on its side with one point the freeway closed in both directions, traffic was backed up for some 30 miles. definitely a shot through the heart of bon jovi fans. fix.com says legendary guitarist richie sambora has been fired from the group.
the site says sambora was apparently too expensive, raking in $2 million a month plus profits from touring. what is bon jovi without sambora? >> you can not put a price on genius. >> that should be on a mug. >> on my mug. now we're going to show you some more of our exclusive interview with president obama. the president shares the country's fascination with antoinette tuff after her amazing actions at that school in georgia calming a gunman saving kids. for the president t is people like antoinette tuff that keep him going. so we have this horrible situation that was luckily avoided down in georgia. we saw something we see too much of and something we almost never see, somebody mentally ill not properly monitored and a weapon and almost created a tragedy and antoinette tuff, what do you think of her? >> she was remarkable. >> i learned from the best, the best president in the world. >> because when i heard the 911
call and read the sequence of events, i thought here's somebody who is not just courage and not just cool under pressure, but also had enough heart that somehow she could convince somebody that was really troubled that she cared about and i told her, i said not only did she make michelle and me proud but she probably saved a lot of lives, including the life of the potential perpetrator. >> absolutely. she was calm in the face of the gunman. did she keep her calm when she got a call from the president of the united states? >> she was pretty cool, too. she was happy about it. >> thank you, too, i greatly appreciate it and i hope i get a chance to meet you also. >> i think we might have to maybe have her make a visit to the white house. >> that would be a great way for her, to reward the kind of behavior we open no person ever has to find themselves in.
>> one of the things that you see and one of the reasons i love these bus tours, you meet folks like this all across the country every single day they're doing incredible stuff. usually it's not as spectacular and the stakes aren't as high as this one, but everywhere you go, you see people who are working hard, doing their jobs, looking after their families but also giving back to the community and sometimes i think in washington you lose sight of what exactly makes this country so great. it's not all the stuff that gets a lot of attention. it's that day to day courage, kindness, empathy that really makes a difference. >> on "new day" we call it the good stuff, and do a story about it every day to reinforce the idea that people are out there going above and beyond. >> i appreciate it. >> it's my favorite part of the show. what is more daunting to you, the prospects of protecting the free world or dealing with a teenager, what gives you pause for concern? >> i got to tell you, and michelle gets all the credit,
malia and sasha are just doing great. they are poised. they're smart. they're funny, but most importantly, they're kind. they're respectful to everybody. i just couldn't be prouder of them. what i'm discovering is that each year i get more excited about spending time with them. they get a little less excited but they love me so they want to pretend like they want to spend time with me so they'll come into my office and pat me, you know, and say "hey, daddy, i love you," and they'll give me a ten-minute conversation and say okay, daddy, i got to go. i'll be gone all weekend and see you sunday night. >> is that what the new dog is about? >> i think there san element for michelle and me, we see what's coming and we need to make sure that we got somebody who greets
us at the door when we get home, but part of it is also bo. bo was getting lonely because the two other puppies have grown up and they still have some responsibilities for him but they're not always around during school, sports practice, all that stuff so bo was starting to look a little down in the dumps inside the house and sunny, the new dog, she's only a year old and the truth is, she's faster than he is. she jumps higher. she's friskier and -- >> every man has to learn that, though. >> she is trying to keep up and ultimately i think it will be great for him over the long-term. right now, michelle is in full parenting mode and really focused on getting sunny to sit and you know, catch and also there have been a couple accidents. >> oh, no. >> yes, but -- >> is that like a federal violation? >> well, it is -- >> because that's a national museum. >> we live in rental housing.
we didn't have to make down a deposit but we are making sure it gets cleaned up for the next occupant. >> puppy may have to retain counsel. >> i know, exactly. uh-oh, watch out. i do love that moment when you're talking with him and he's talking about getting outside of the white house and getting outside of washington and talking about how much he enjoys and how much of a relief it is to get out of the bubble and to see the people that, well, he's really serving and you can really -- i bet that is a very honest, candid moment. you can see how it's stifling. >> easy to forget. easy to forget what matters most. we'll show you there's more the president has to say, coming up ahead, he's going to talk about what needs to happen in congress to avoid a shutdown. now he has the perspective from the outside he's going back in. and our private conversations, are they safe? he's confident they are and we'll tell you why. also on "new day" the tragic events that put her in the national spotlight and also
suspect james dimaggio. for some, hannah's interview will have left plenty of questions unanswered. we also have an amazing tale of survival, this florida fisherman had no choice but to tread water after he got knocked off his boat. he was able to do it for 18 hours, no life vest. we'll take you through what it took him to survive. with diabetes, it's tough to keep life balanced. i don't always have time to eat like i should. that's why i like glucerna shakes. they have slowly digestible carbs to help minimize blood sugar spikes. [ male announcer ] glucerna. helping people with diabetes find balance. [ male announcer ] glucerna. help keep teeth clean and breath play close.fresh and close. with beneful healthy smile snacks. with soft meaty centers and teeth cleaning texture
welcome back to "new day." a memorial will be held tomorrow for the mother and brother of hannah anderson. there are things she still cannot discuss. anderson says she's coming forward to set the record straight about james dimaggio. cnn's pamela brown joins us with more on this. good morning. >> good morning to you, kate. only two weeks since her brother and mother were murdered and she was allegedly kidnapped,
16-year-old hannah anderson spoke out and tried to silence skeptics that her explanation about her communication with the alleged kidnaper leading up to the ordeal may have led to more questions than answers. >> her mom always taught her to be strong through everything and that's what she's doing for her. >> reporter: hannah anderson's family reacting to her first tv interview which she answered her skeptics. >> they don't know the story so they have their own opinion what they hear. >> reporter: has h hanna's grandfather said she had this to say about the emotional account. >> she's a 16-year-old child heys to to relate. >> reporter: her statements designed to set the record straight about her communication with her alleged kidnaper james dimaggio 13 times the day she was taken. >> the phone calls weren't phone calls. they were texts because he was picking me up from cheer camp and he didn't know the address or where i was. >> reporter: and she explained those letters she wrote to
dimaggio found inside his charred home. >> in the letters were from like a year ago when me and my mom weren't getting along very well. they weren't anything bad. >> you but her comments have fueled some speculation on social media. if there was nothing bad about the letters, why would hannah say that? odd, read one tweet, another wrote pretty certain hannah anderson wanted to be swept away by her kidnaper. others posted more victim blaming toward hannah anderson. i'm getting more pissed at society with each new post. every time she talks there seem to be out there who forget she's a child and a child victim. on the other hand this may be part of her process and how she heals. >> hannah said she's ready to move forward with her life and her critics. >> you are you who are and you shouldn't let people change that and you have your own opinion on yourself and other people's opinion shouldn't matter. >> hannah made it clear she is a
survivor, not a victim, and since her return a series of twists have emerged. joe dimaggio reportedly left more than $100,000 to hannah's grandmother and now dimaggio's family is requesting dna testing be conducted on hannah and her 8-year-old little brother whose body was found in the alleged kidnaper's torched home. >> you make the, one of the most important points, we need to remember she is just 16 years old and i don't think anyone should judge the healing process of someone. >> everyone heals differently. she just turned 16. she's young. >> it is odd people questioning her story and what happened. it just seems strange what's happening here. >> i agree. it's much easier to judge when you're not in the situation. we'll take a break here on "new day," when we come back, more with our exclusive interview with president obama. the president says he has a plan to get college costs down and make it easier for families and students to get and pay off loans. he also makes news on what the u.s. strategy is in syria and egypt. also ahead, a florida
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treading water miles from shore with no safety vest. this morning thanks to a chance rescue, he's on the mend. take a look. a miracle for the family of a missing fisherman. 51-year-old steve rescued off the coast of florida after treading water for nearly 24 hours. according to the coast guard. the drama began when he left ft. island trail park in citrus county, florida, for a day of fishing on his 16-foot boat. he texted his wife this picture of his catch and said he was headed back to shore a short time later. when he didn't return, she contacted authorities. the next morning the boat was found nine miles from the boat ramp, but he wasn't in it. a family out scalp fishing spotted a man in the water waving his shirt in the air. they pulled him onboard their
boat. he was tired, but fine. >> gave us a phone number for his wife. >> reporter: he had quite a story to tell. his boat was taking on water and then tossed overboard during a storm. he survived in the water for almost a full day without any life vest. >> elated. no words to describe it. if anybody could make it, it would be him. >> steve was taken to a local hospital where, despite the ordeal, he is only suffering from dehydration. according to doctors he is listed in good condition and regaining his strength, which is just amazing. i also think a good case for do not go fishing alone. >> or without a life vest present. >> he had one there. >> wasn't able to grab it in time. >> he went to lunge it and grab it and a wave came and knocked him overboard. just wear it all the time, i guess. >> if you think about it on any
given day, i don't know if you are an amazing swimmer. we couldn't do it for 15 minutes, yet alone 18 hours. >> i tested myself in the pool seeing how long i could tread water. like five, not even five minute. that will to live and that fight because when you know the pool edge is right there, you can grab it. >> when you're miles from shore in the ocean. >> you just never know what adrenaline will help you get through. thank goodness for that, again, that chance meeting. scalp fisherman just see him in the gulf and they go pick him up. >> wasn't his time. >> thank goodness. coming up on "new day" more of our exclusive conversation with our commander in chief. president obama everything from syria to the cost of going to college. meets the 911 dispatcher that helped her through that
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alex: that was so good. that music means it's time for the rock block, everyone. a quick round up of the stories you're talking about today. first up, michaela. >> freaky find at jennifer lopez's home, a stalker secretly lived in her pool house for a week. she was away and had a protective order against the guy. the space agency taking an inf infrared telescope to join in the hunt for asteroids that may be on a collision course with earth. pc world surprising new pew
poll that finds teens are very concerned about their online privacy. many say they avoid apps that make them devulg too much info. christine romans. >> the president was briefed on an embarrassing snafu. the nasdaq stock market went down for three hours yesterday because of a technical glitch freezing 3,000 stocks, including apple and google. this affected nearly $6 trillion in equities. the stocks expected to open normally today. carl icahn is at it, again. he tweeted yesterday he was having dinner with apple ceo in september to talk about the size of a stock buy back. that tweet added $4 million to apple's value by day's end. mortgage rates are rising. the rate on a 30-year mortgage at the highest level in two years. 4.58%. the 30-year was at an all-time low.
just a little bit less than a year ago. let's get to indra petersons for the weather. >> tropical depression 9-e. all vacationers in baha similar in the southeast by sunday and monday look for one to two inches and two to four inches of rain possible into the region. we have the rain in the northeast yesterday. the same frontal system making its way into the southeast. don't worry, we're talking about just rain for another day or so. so much better out there. in fact, high pressure building in and nice and dry and even more importantly, better into the northeast. >> all right, thanks so much, indra. we are now at the top of the hour, which means it is time for the top news. >> ultimately, you don't want kids settled with debt. we want them to get a degree and
get a good job. a "new day" exclusive president obama one-on-one. pressure on the u.s. to act with syria and what he says his administration will do now. plus, his plan to tackle the soaring cost of higher education. powerful reunion only on cnn. the school hero who talked down a gunman. all caught on a gripping 911 call. she meets the dispatcher on the other end for the very first time. both women talk about the terrifying moments that potentially saved lives. holy casting shocker, batman. ben affleck named the new dark knight. is he the right choice to save the gotham city? your "new day" starts right now. >> we still have a war going on in afghanistan. every time i sign a letter for a casualty of that war i'm reminded there are costs. what you just have to see. >> if you feel it in your heart,
just go for it. you will make it. this is "new day" with chris cuomo, kate bolduan and michaela pereira. >> good morning, welcome back to "new day." 8:00 in the east. i'm kate bolduan. >> a big -- i'm chris cuomo here with michaela pereira, as always. more of our exclusive interview with president obama. address the violence spiraling out of control in syria and egypt. we discuss his plans to help students pay for college amid sky rocketing costs. is this the end for san diego mayor bob filner. he is expected it resign as part of a deal with city officials. what happens now with the sexual harassment lawsuit and are taxpayers going to be stuck footing the bill? >> we need some good stuff on this friday. you are about to meet a high school basketball star from
goodigoo georgia always dreamed of playing college ball even though he was born without a hand. make for a very special good stuff today. our "new day" exclusive face-to-face with the president. 80% of americans believe college is the best way to improve your circumstances. the president also agrees. the cost of higher education is simply just too high. so, what can he do about it? he told us. take a listen. >> let's begin why you're here in syracuse and why you're doing this particular bus tour. what do you believe you can do to help lower the costs of college and give families who are struggling a chance to afford an education? >> so, couple things we're going to do. number one, we want to create a new system of ratings for colleges so that parents and students know what schools graduate kids on time, are a good value for the money, lead
to good jobs. the second thing we want to do is to work with colleges who are doing some really interesting things to figure out how do you reduce costs? can you help young people graduate a little faster? then the third thing we want to do is build on something we've already done which is to try to help students manage their debt. we have a program right now where you never have to pay more than 10% of your income. >> no question that the key to it is costs. income 16%, college education costs are going up by well over 200%. why do you make them stop when they hold all the cards? >> when you look at public colleges and universities, part of what happened is state legislatures dropped their support. so, the universities, rather than thinking about how do we save money and do more with less, they just pass on automatically those costs to students. and we've got to put some
pressure on state legislatures. if you are serious about training a great workforce in your state, then you have invest in state universities and colleges and not just invest in prisons which is what we did over the long period of time. once we developed the rating systems, part of what we're going to argue to congress is that we should tie in some way the way federal financial aid flows to schools that are doing really well on this and not so much on schools that aren't. if a school has a higher default rate than it does a graduation rate, then we should give them a chance to improve, but, ultimately, we don't want kids settled with debt. we want them to get a degree and get a good job. >> when we say it's a priority. that's when you say this matters the most. this is the new reality for our economy, is what you know. you t it to the treasury rate and you make sure that students are going to borrow at a rate much higher than banks get because our government is effectively allowing banks to
loan money to whomever they want and borrow themselves at 0%. why not make this the new home mortgage and treats the rates lower so the students don't pay more than banks and more than homeowners? >> chris, actually right now because of the deal that was cut, they're not going to be borrowing at a higher rate than your mortgage. that had happened because congress hadn't acted. they hadn't done anything. now, the key here to understand, though, is that the student interest rate needs to stay low. but if you're borrowing $100,000 and you're a teacher and you're making $35,000, then whether the interest rate is 3.5% or the interest is at 6% -- >> you're under water. so, what we need to do is figure out how can you come out with less debt in the first place and keep those interest rates low. that is achievable. but to do that, everybody is going to have to work together. >> family certainly need the help. let me ask you about some of the
emergency situations. most recently, syria. you have seen the images and know the situation very well. do you believe at this point you need to investigate in order to say what seems obvious, is that the u.s. has to do more. >> we are gathering information about this particular event, but i can say that unlike some of the evidence that we're trying to get earlier that led to a u.n. investigator going into syria, what we have seen indicates clearly a big event of grave concern and we are already in communications with the entire international community. we are moving through the u.n. to try to prompt better action from them and we've called on the syrian government to allow an investigation of the site because u.n. inspectors are on the ground right now. we don't expect cooperation given their past history. and, you know, what i do believe
is that although the situation in syria is very difficult and the notion that the u.s. can somehow solve what is a sectarian, complexed problem inside syria is sometimes overstated. >> but delay can be deadly, right, mr. president? >> there is no doubt that when you start seeing chemical weapons used on a large scale and, again, we're still gathering information about this particular event, but it is very troublesome. >> strong proof they used them already in the past. >> then that starts getting to some core national interests that the united states has. both in terms of us making sure that weapons of mass destruction are not proliferating, as well as needing to protect our allies, our bases in the region. this is something that is going to require america's attention and hopefully the entire international community's attention. >> senator mccain came on "new
day" very strong on this. he believes that the u.s.'s credibility in the region has been hurt. that a situation like syria, he believes, there has been delay and led to a boldness by the regime there. that in egypt, that what many believe was a coup wasn't a coup. that led to the problems that we're seeing there now. do you think that's fair criticism? >> well, you know,yism i'm sympathetic to senator mccain's passion for helping people work through what is an extraordinarily difficult and heartbreaking situation. but what i think the american people also expect me to do as president, is to think through what we do from the perspective of what is in our long-term national interests. you know, sometimes what we've seen is that folks will call for immediate action, jumping into stuff, that does not turn out well.
gets us mired in very difficult situations. can result in us being drawn in to very expensive, difficult, costly interventions that actually breed more resentment in the region. we have to think through strategically wt is in our long-term national interest even if we work to do everything to put pressure on those who would kill innocent civilians. >> the red line comment that you made was about a year ago this week. we know there should be things for crossing that red line. >> chris, i have to say this. when we take action, let's take the example of syria. there are rules of international law. if the u.s. goes in and attacks another country without a u.n. mandate and without clear evidence that can be presented, then there are questions in
terms of whether international law supports it. do we have the coalition to make it work. those are considerations that we have to take into account. this leads us into something that we have to take a look at. keep in mind, also, chris, i know the american people keep this in mind. we still have a war going on in afghanistan. i will be ending that war by the end of 2014, but every time i go to walter reed and visit wounded troops and every time i sign a letter for a casualty of that war, i'm reminded that there are costs. and we have to take those into account as we try to work within an international framework to do everything we can to see assad ousted. someone who lost credibility, and to try to restore a sense of a democratic process and
stability inside of egypt. >> doesn't have to be military, of course. i take your point, mr. president. when you look at egypt, it's an example of that. senator mcconnell is saying, hey, i think it's time to vote on the aid and whether or not you give it. that's a nonmilitary measure that can make a difference. >> my sense with egypt is that the aid itself may not reverse what the entering government does. but i think what most americans would say is that we have to be very careful about being seen as aiding and abetting actions that we think run contrary to our values and our ideals. so, what we're doing right now is doing a full evaluation of the u.s./egyptian relationship. we care deeply about the egyptian people. there was a space right after mr. morsi was removed in which we did a lot of heavy lifting and a lot of diplomatic work to
try to encourage the military to move in a path of reconciliation. they did not take that opportunity. it was worth it for us to try that, despite folks who wanted more immediate black and white action or statements. because, ultimately, what we want is a good outcome there. >> is it safe to say that we have a shorter time frame now in terms of what the u.s. can use as a period of decision in syria and egypt? >> yes. >> it's a more abbreviated time frame now? >> yes. >> all right, so, let's bring in republican strategist anna navarro from miami and democratic strategist mr. paul begala from washington. both are cnn political commentators. thanks for being here. good to have you. anna, let me come to you with this. there is the idea that the president will get friction resistance on this plan in congress that the republicans won't like it, they won't like the scorecard, as senator rubio
said. they won't want to deal with funding. explain this to me from the republican perspective. how can either party not see the reality of having to help students and bring lending in line with how they help banks and help people with morgtgages. how can they not see that? >> i think both parties see the reality and i can tell you from marco rubio, marco just like the president also graduated from college with an enormous debt. it took him 16 years to pay over $100,000 of debt after he graduated from law school. so, i think it's something that he, like president obama feels very personally. there is a lot of common ground. also right now a bipartisan bill introduced in congress in the senate and in the house with republican and democrat support. it's called students right to know before you go. where they want to do a lot of what president obama is saying. put a lot more information
online, easily accessible, available, for parents and students so they know what kind of value they're getting. the problem, the part that is problematic is tying financial aid to those metrics imposed by government and having bureaucrats decide that. that kind of big government intervention is where he will run into trouble. if they want to find common ground, there is places to do it. that bill in congress right now, is one. >> paul, i want to bring you in on this, as well. part of the problem, i guess, for the president is that he's also saying he needs congress to help him with this. we talked about it with john king, i want to get your take on this. kind of the question of, why now? what is the political advantage here because i am assuming there is to bringing this up, this college affordability. i'm working for you and these guys might not be working for you kind of politics right before they head back to these big budget battles in the fall. >> not only heading back to big budget battles but kids are heading back to school. i spent a big part of the umisser touriumis
er summer touring national league baseball parks. let me tell you go to these schools and billy would tour the facilities and look at the ball field and i would look for the pharmacy. it is killing middle class families and the president is right in sync with the middle class. chris, i have to say your interview was terrific, full of news. i don't say that because i like you, i like kate. the only way my kids can earn a living is to get a good education and that is slipping away from us. >> at the same time, paul, he is asking congress to come together on major issues that are his priorities for a second term. like immigration. like avoiding a government shutdown. so, why pile this on when he knows the politics of this and how his relationship has been with congress. why pile this on now? >> well, because i think he believes it is at the heart of what he calls this better ba
bargagen for the middle class. this year very frustrated for the white house. giving a very strong state of the union address and then so many other things, important things but were not part of that middle class better bargain that came up. whether respond to the tragic case of trayvon martin or really horrific scenes we're seeing in syria, egypt or the supreme court rulings on voting rights and on gay rights. but his heart, he has for years been talking about this and i think it's wonderful that he's now back to it and trying to push to congress. you know, most of the media hasn't covered very much, but the president has spent most of the summer advocating for this better bargain for the middle class and that's where voters are and where the president is, i just wish it were where my republican friends are. >> listen, interesting dynamic and intere want to come to you,. the president spent a lot of time banning congress. what do you think that does to
help the situation going forward when people hear what the president says, which is it's all you guys, not me. how is that going to help the compromise? >> nada. nothing, zero, zilch. i mean, there's no reason why the man can't get anything through congress because all he does is stand up on a podium and bash congress. he spent the first term without really doing any outreach and then some charm offensive at the beginning of the second term but the truth is he doesn't have many democrat or republican allies in congress to carry heavy lifts for him. that's a problem. that's why we saw the gun bill flail to death and we're seeing the immigration bill, which was thought up by congress, drafted by congress and the strategy to pass it through the congress was a democratic strategy. th he's got to let congress do its own thing and support from the outside. that's why i go back to saying, mr. president, focus on this
bill that is already introduced and that has bipartisan support. listen, when you see marco rubio and senator widen on the same bill, you better believe that it is a broad appeal bill and something that's got the entire nation worried, like education, like financial aid for students. so, figure out the political realities. you're not going it be able to push congress. you're not going to do it by bashing them. you're not going to do it by feeding them. almost too late now and congress has a very hard time getting their act together, much less coordinating with the president. so, let congress do its thing and support from the outside, would be my advice. >> all right. good advice. anna, thank you very much. mr. paul begala, who likes kate bolduan, like everyone else in my family. >> he's not going to let this one down. >> chris, do you think, chris, do you fish alone? do you go fishing alone? >> sadly, i have to do a lot of
things alone. one of the problems with having no friends. no, i fish a lot with my brother and i fish a lot with my kids. >> i do love that you watch our entire show, anna. >> expert fisherwoman kate bolduan gave you great advice today. don't fish alone. >> i'll take you anna. have a good weekend. >> great to see you both. >> thank you for joining us. appreciate it. >> great interview, chris. >> too late, paul. coming up, the lighter side of president obama's life. we get a peek inside the white house. why he believes his daughters aren't quite sure he's cool any more and the first rereal reasoe first family bought a second dog. a lot of news developing at this hour. >> every father faces it at some point. >> let's take a look at the headlines now. a wildfire burning near yosemite national park has exploded, more than tripling in size. just over the past 24 hours. right now the fire has scorched
some 63,000 acres and is threatening homes, hotels, camp grounds in the area surrounding the park. that fire is only at 1% containment. california's governor has declared a state of emergency in the region. a 19-year-old student helicopter pilot and flight instructor pilot being hailed as heroes for their quick thinking. endangering homes in bend, oregon. thifirst called 911 and then flew really low buzzing the neighborhood hoping to wake the residents in homes below and alert them to the fire and that's exactly what happened. the jury resumes negotiations of nad nadal husan. acting as his own attorney, he could face the death penalty. two suspects who allegedly plotted to kidnap and kill at least one las vegas police
officer are now under arrest. according to police, suspects david allen plan to hold the officer in a makeshift jail, try the officer for treason and other civil rights violation and then execute their prison. they do not follow u.s. law. i'd say give this man a margarita. jimmy buffett shows off a tuna he reeled in. he was relaxing between concerts in new york when hooked this six-foot long beauty on wednesday. his handlers swear it is not a publicity stunt. he is set to open a documentary called "big fish." >> i don't know why we're not playing "fins." come from a long line of buffet fans. >> what do they call them? >> parrotheads.
margaritaville, right after 9:00. >> are you buying? >> i'm buying. every friday. you'll see me. let's get straight to indra petersons, keeping track of the latest conditions. >> perfect conditions for margaritaville. who doesn't love sunshine? a cold front that was here yesterday producing thunderstorms in the northeast, that's sagging to the south, still looking for rain in the mid-atlantic for another day and eventually into the southeast. but, wow, what does it leave behind? gorgeous weather. temperatures into the 70s into the northeast. now in the southeast, yes, still have scattered afternoon thunderstorms but nothing like what you saw the last several weeks and gets better from here. high pressure all june, july, august. finally going to build in and dry air into the area and conditions improving. here's the temperatures i'm talking about. look at this, temperatures below normal into the northeast. gorgeous out there, we're loving this and looks like it will stay for at least a little and more importantly everyone in the southeast will do something else other than walk around with
umbrellas. >> there you go, a change in uniform, at least. coming up on "new day" 18 women are accusing him of sexual harassment and until now he has refused to step down. is this the day that san diego mayor bob filner, finally calls it quits? a new batman and superman movie is in the works. hit theaters in the summer of 2015. wait until you hear who has agreed to play the part of the caped cruseder.
everyone. a powerful reunion you'll only see on cnn. a georgia school clerk is being praised as a hero after that riveting 911 call where she convinced a gunman to surrender to police. last night on "ac 360" antoinette tuff met the 911 dispatcher that talked her through that call. that is one hug those women were really, really waiting for. >> absolutely, kate. good morning to you. you know, antoinette tuff is really a walking inspiration. as we know, she would be the first to tell you, she did not act alone. now we get to meet the other voice and she is something, as well. listen. it was an amazing moment only on cnn. for the first time, antoinette tuff, the coolest, calmest hero you've ever heard meets the 911 operator who had been the other voice at the other end of that emergency call.
>> we made it. >> we did. >> kendra said, like everyone else, she was in awe of tuff. >> she is a true hero. >> the two women recalling for anderson cooper the horror of that day. >> she said he's right here at the door and i can see him through, just her words. >> reporter: but their fear was never evident in the 911 call that has riveted america. >> he just went outside and started shooting. >> reporter: tuff reveals the man's first shot was into the floor, just a few feet away. >> he actually took the shot to allow me and the other person in there to know that this was not a game and that he was not playing and that he was serious. >> reporter: she also knew the lives of 800 students hung in the balance. >> you start seeing all this movement and he actually went to that door with the gun drawn to start shooting. then i started talking to him and say, come back in. just stay in here with me. don't go anywhere. stay in here. >> reporter: and so began one of the most frightening and fascinating negotiations ever recorded.
>> he said to tell them to back off. he doesn't want the kids. he wants the police. so, back off. >> reporter: the scariest moment, tuff says, was watching the man methodically load. >> he had loaded up to go. >> reporter: instead of feeling fear or anger, tuff said she felt compassion. recalling her own personal heartbreaks and even contemplating suicide. >> i had been in that devastating moment when all of the things happened to me. so, i knew that that could have been my story. >> reporter: just before her cnn interview, tuff got another surprise, ironically, over the phone. from the president of the united states. >> he just wanted to let me know that he and his wife and his family were very proud of what i had did and everyone wanted to
thank me. >> reporter: all credit to her faith saying her role was part of a heavenly plan. >> i helped someone in need, that god was able to use me and it was an honor to be able to be used. >> reporter: walked in with an assault rifle ready to kill but in the end no match for a bookkeeper armed with love. >> i've never been so scared of something in all my life. >> you did great. you did great. >> oh, jesus. >> you can really hear there, i mean, the strain this has put on you. >> oh, yeah. >> that moment when the police finally came in and he was taken out, what, what goes through your head? what goes through your heart then? >> when i see police officers put their hands on him and they were all surround him i knew i could just like breathe. >> and go to the bathroom.
>> yeah. what a moment. i mean, we all took a deep breath after that was complete. she had so many catch phrases that i think we're going to remember and they're probably going to appear on t-shirts. one of them push past the pain. it is such a good line. kate and chris. >> her compassion for the gunman which, really, they say that won him over. that is what helped him kind of listen to her. such a great lesson for everyone. so powerful. great stuff, martin. thank you so much. coming up, more of our exclusive interview with president obama. we'll hear what the president has to say about heroic school clerk and his surprise for her. also, a peek into the life in the white house these days. ♪
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welcome back to "new day" everyone. it is friday, august 23rd. i'm kate bolduan. >> i'm chris cuomo. the five things we need to know for our new day and your new day and only michaela pereira knows them. >> a state of emergency in california after the rim fire quadruples in size. raising concerns about the possibility of more fires. a military judge now considering the fate of major nidal hasan. hannah anderson's mother and brother being laid to rest tomorrow. both were found dead in the home
of james dimaggio. he was killed in an fbi shootout. san diego mayor bob filner going to step down. he cut a deal on thursday. the city council members could decide his fate this afternoon. and you really should expect anything this weekend at the mtv video music awards. they are sunday night. clear your calendar. expect the usual, the extravagant performances, the surprise guests and, stars, of course, in shocking outfits. we're always updating the five things to know. go to newday.com for the latest. among all the challenges for the president, there is one that is particularly tricky. raising two daughters. meanwhile, there is a story that captured the nation's heart and also managed to capture the president's. president obama taking a lesson from the nation's newest hero. take a listen. so, we have this horrible situation that was luckily avoided down in georgia.
we saw something we see too much and then we saw something that we never see. someone mentally ill and they find a weapon and almost created a tragedy and then we saw antoinette tuff. what do you think about her? >> she is remarkable. i talked to her today. when i heard the 911 call and, you know, read the sequence of events i thought, here's somebody who is not just courage and not just cool under pressure, but also had enough heart that somehow she could convince somebody that was really troubled that she cared about them. and, you know, i told her, i said that not only did she make michelle and me proud, but she probably saved a lot of lives, including the life of the potential perpetrator. >> absolutely. she was calm in the face of the gunman. did she keep her calm when she got her call from the president of the united states? >> she was pretty cool, too.
she was happy about it. >> thank you, too. i greatly appreciate it. >> in fact, we might have to make her make a visit to the white house. >> that would be a great thing for her. >> although, i have to tell you one of the things that you see and one reasons i love these bus tours, you know, you meet folks like this all across the country every single day they're doing incredible stuff. usually it's not as spectacular and the stakes aren't as high as this one, but, you know, everywhere you go, you see people who are working hard, doing their jobs, looking after their families and also giving back to the community and, you know, sometimes i think in washington you lose sight of what exactly makes this country so great. it's not, it's not all the stuff that gets a lot of attention. it's that day-to-day courage, kindness, empathy that really makes a difference. >> on "new day" we call it the good stuff.
we do a story every day to reinforce the idea of people going above and beyond. my favorite part of the show. what is more daunting to you? the prospects of protecting the free world or dealing with a teenager and a near teen? what gives you more pause for concern? >> i have to tell you and michelle gets all the credit, u malia and sasha are just doing great. they're poised, smart, funny, but most importantly they're kind, respectful to everybody. i just couldn't be prouder of them. now, what i'm discovering is that each year i get more excited about spending time with them. they get a little less excited. but they love me, so they want to pretend like they want to spend time with me. so, they'll come in to my office and they'll pat me and say, hey, daddy, i love you. they'll give me like a ten-minute conversation and then they'll say, okay, i got to go,
i'll be gone all weekend and i'll see you sunday night. >> is that what the new dog is about? >> there is a element for michelle and me and we see what's coming and we need to make sure we have somebody to greet us at the door when we get home. part of it is also bo. bo was getting lonely because the two other puppies are growing up and they still have some responsibilities for him, but they're not always around between school, sports practice and all that stuff. so, bo was starting to look a little down in the dumps inside the house. and sunny, the new dog, she's only a year old. and the truth is, she's faster than he is. she jumps higher, she's friskier. he is trying to keep up and, ultimately, i think it is going to be great for him over the long term. right now michelle is in full parenting mode and really
focused on getting sunny to sit and, you know, catch and, also, there have been a couple accidents. >> oh, no. is that like a federal violation? >> well, it is true, we live -- >> that's a national museum. >> we do live in rental housing. we are making sure it gets cleaned up for the next occupant. >> that's a big deposit. >> good one. >> no, no, no. >> i'm not letting you get out of it. move on to the good stuff. a segment endorsed by the president of the united states, himself. if you can dream it, you can do it especially if you work hard. high school senior was born without a lower left arm and hand and he was also born with a supersized heart and he has been often a place on the university of florida basketball team. why? because even with his disability, he is good, very good. he is good because he works harder than just about anyone
else. take a watch. >> my whole life i worked for this opportunity and for somebody to notice me, finally. it's a great feeling. >> plays extremely hard. >> i love it. they treat me as a player and a kid that can play on the next level first and then the disability second. when i was younger coming up, worked out that maybe one day i wouldn't be in the position that i am in now. to have this opportunity is just a dream that i'm fulfilled with andi i'm happy to do it. >> we think it will never get any better and we can't do something and you look and say, hey, this kid's overcome quite a bit. >> if you feel it in your heart, just go for it. you will make it. i hope i have proven that example. >> sure have. >> and then some. >> man, oh, man. that will head you into the weekend with quit your complaining. >> good luck to him. look forward seeing him on that university of florida basketball team. >> highlight reels.
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welcome back to "new day" everyone. a new development in the san diego mayor scandal for you. bob f ooilner scheduled to resi. there are 18 with possible claims against the mayor and the possibly the city. kim has been covering this from the very beginning. we don't have the details. >> we don't know what the fine print says. what we do know is that the long nightmare may be over. after weeks of this city being held hostage by an absent mayor, there is a deal in the works. we know that there is a settlement. a city official familiar with what's been happening inside the negotiation says that filner is going to resign as part of the deal. i want you, kate, to take one extra look at this one piece of video. it's really, really important. it's the mayor at his suv, cell phone video. boxes packed in the back. we know, that's a big sign he's probably out. >> that will tell you something.
>> but even when he is out, the nightmare might still be continuing for taxpayers. they might have to foot some of the bill. >> that's the catch here. there are a lot of reports. what's normal in san diego is that you foot the legal bill for whoever's out. that is part of the deal. but taxpayers are enraged by what has been happening. this is not going to go over very well. >> do we have any concept of how much this bill will be? >> there are a lot of numbers floating out there. we're hearing six figures, maybe less than six figures. you mentioned 18 accusers. >> 5 bucks is too much, we'll say, when it comes to this. great to see you, thanks so much. now to this week's cnn hero. she saw refugee girls in chicago struggling to fit in and decided to do something about it. take a look. >> my family come to america because we want a better life.
it's really hard, i'm totally lost. >> it's hard enough to be a teenage girl in the united states. so, it's even harder to be a refugee teenage girl. my name is blair bret schneider. i help refugee girls find life in america. one girl was really struggling. we started going on field trips. we talked about college and then started changing. are you getting excited for classes? >> oh, yeah. >> one of our biggest goals together was to graduate from high school and be on the path of going to college. she did. i thought this was really important, there are other girls. there are about 50 girls in our different programs. >> you're making great progress. i'm so proud of you, you know. >> our mentorship program works with them once a week.
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it is a utility belt to fill, to say the least. worn by the likes of adam west, michael keaton, val kilmer and george clooney. >> this is why superman works alone. >> reporter: christian bale also played batman in three different flicks. >> the rage-filled monster that becomes batman. >> reporter: filmmaker zach schneider says he has the acting chops to create a layer portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than clark kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire bruce wayne. >> a lot of it standard timing. i was the right age, had the right look and i fit into this particular director's vision of what the story was. >> reporter: in this case, especially in the twitterverse think the affleck casting comes
straight out of left field. really looking forward to seeing affleck bring the depth to batman that he brought to "dare devil" and "gigli." who will be the villain? cnn, los angeles. >> all right. >> will you watch it? >> yeah. >> oh, absolutely. >> let's forget about the twitter hate. that's just becoming the culture online, sad to say. what do you think? is this a strong choice? do you think it's controversial. >> i don't think it's controversial at all. >> i agree. >> probably have the same complaints when vil kilmer was cast. >> in terms of acting what is demanded of a role, is there so much demanded from a batman role? >> you have to nail the voice, the darkness. >> and he's happy that he's got the tights on because that is no joke. >> that's the thing. you have to bring your a-game. that guy is not unattractive.
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margaritas. >> that is it for "new day" it is time for cnn's "newsroom" with carol costello that begins right now. >> i went to my first jimmy buffett concert and i fell asleep. i slept through the whole thing. >> what? >> carol? >> #fail. >> i like my music a little heavier. chris, i'll see you in a minute. "newsroom" starts now. happening now in the "newsroom" a cnn exclusive. >> there is no doubt that when you start seeing chemical weapons used on a large scale is very troublesome. >> cnn sits down with president barack obama, syria, egypt, georgia and, of course, the newest member of the family. >> bo was starting to look a